Wishek, North Dakota

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Wishek, North Dakota

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High Points

Wishek strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Dakota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wishek Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wishek Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Wishek Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Wishek Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Wishek Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Wishek Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wishek, North Dakota

Comparing Wishek to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 6
People Living Alone 9 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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Wishek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 316 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McIntosh
Standard Zip Codes 58495
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.256
Longitude -99.556

Wishek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ASHLEY
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Station GACKLE
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Distance 42.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
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Wishek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,122 100%
Male 507 45.2%
Female 615 54.8%
Under 18 204 18.2%
18+ 918 81.8%
65+ 433 38.6%
Median Age 53.5
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,109 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.5%

Estimated Wishek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,000
Growth -122
Growth % -10.9%

Wishek Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 83.8%
US/American 4.9%
Norwegian 4.5%
English 2.1%
German Russian 1.4%
Irish 0.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wishek, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burnstad (58495)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wishek 1,122 $36,696
Ashley 882 $28,500
Lehr 114 $28,750
Napoleon 857 $36,042
Zeeland 141 $28,125

Wishek Public Libraries

Wishek School & Public Library
Wishek, North Dakota
(701) 452-4291

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Wishek Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
BOX 647
(701) 452-2326
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wishek High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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